Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata defeated Bhuvneshwar Kumar-led Hyderabad to start their Indian Premier League 2019 campaign on a winning note. After winning the toss, Karthik put Hyderabad to bat first at the high scoring pitch of Eden Gardens. Batting first, the comeback-man David Warner struck 85 off 53 balls and shared a 118-run stand for the first wicket with wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow (39). Vijay Shankar contributed unbeaten 40 in Hyderabads total to give Kolkata a 182-run target. While chasing, Kolkata suffered a bumpy start but the middle order batsmen held inspired the team towards victory. And, thats a FIFTY from @NitishRana_27 😎😎His 6th in #VIVOIPL #KKR 973 after 13 overs. pic.twitter.comdXbWnTViND— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 24, 2019×Andre Russell played a whirlwind unbeaten knock of 49-runs to script his sides dramatic win after Nitish Rana scored 68 at top of the batting order.